Dramatic rescue of lone yachstman adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

An incredible tale has emerged of how a lone yachtsman adrift in the Atlantic Ocean after he had to abandon his yacht, was rescued by a tanker at sea. The efforts of those on board the ship, AQUA FORTUNE , that went out of it say tosave the yachstman, Michael Kuun from Benoni, Gauteng, have…

Twiggy Baker catches the Big Wave win

A spectacular day of surfing on the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour saw South Africa’s Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker take the win at the Arnette Punta Galea Challenge in Basque Country, Spain. The large Atlantic Ocean swell pumped consistent big waves into the Punta Galea Harbour point with surfers agreeing that waves faces were in 20…

NSRI rescues over the past few days

Sea Rescue incidents around the country over the past few days include those at St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay. St Francis Bay:  At 19h00 on Saturday, 21st December, NSRI St Francis Bay assisted the boat TRUE NORTH that suffered battery failure off-shore of Shark Point. NSRI St Francis Bay towed the boat to just…

Going on holiday? Don’t leave your home unattended SAP says

 The SAP has encouraged South Africans to take precautionary measures to safe-guard themselves and their properties during this festive season. Police have advised residents, who will be leaving their houses to go to their holiday destinations, not to leave them unoccupied. “This can be done by leaving a relative or any trusted and known person…

St Francis motorists donate R19500 to NSRI

Motorists in St Francis Drive this morning were generous in their donations to St Francis Bay NSRI.  A total of R19 500 was raised. Marc May, St Francis Bay station commander,  and his team thank the public for their generosity in assisting the NSRI to save lives at sea.  Motorists who donated cash were rewarded…

Read the St Francis Chronicle December edition online

The December edition of St Francis Chronicle is now online. All 32 pages can be read by clicking on the relevant pages, below. This bumper festive season edition and holiday guide is an essential, plus fun and informative read for those visiting and living in St Francis or those with holiday homes here.  The edition…

Farewell tribute to Mandela from St Francis Bay Spar

Originally posted on St Francis Chronicle:
By Bev Mortimer Early morning shoppers to SuperSpar St Francis Bay today were overcome by a most moving tribute to the hero of the African liberation struggle and the most loved man in South Africa and the world, Nelson Mandela. Spar staff stood in sombre silence for a few…

Farewell tribute to Mandela from St Francis Bay Spar

By Bev Mortimer Early morning shoppers to SuperSpar St Francis Bay today were overcome by a most moving tribute to the hero of the African liberation struggle and the most loved man in South Africa and the world, Nelson Mandela. Spar staff stood in sombre silence for a few moments around a table with a…

Thirteen year-old boy missing in Kommetjie surf

A  13 year-old boy is missing at Kommetjie after disappearing under water yesterday. It is suspected that he was caught by a rip current while swimming.  Tom Coetzee, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said just after 4 pm , 12 December,  NSRI Kommetjie volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a male teenager missing…